Two men sat in a boat on the way to an island. On the horizon one of the men stood up and said this was the wrong island. They were heading for a place where there was war and unrest. But his shipmate disagreed.
So they continued to their destination of regret. When you do not have a compass – an objective point of reference – then opinions remain opinions. Force of personality or rhetoric wins the day. And so it is in politics and life.
Before setting off to an unknown destination people need a compass. Without a spiritual compass – a religion – people are spiritually disarmed.
Much hinges on a person’s reaction. It is not all about what has happened to you, but how you react to events. This is your free will. It is your choice.
Feelings of despair can be powerful but that is no reason to give in to them.
It is understandable that someone acts in a certain way because of past circumstances, but that does not necessarily make their actions right.
People today have been spiritually disarmed by atheistic humanism: a form of collectivism that promotes victimhood and eventual enslavement.
“Since then I have come to understand the truth of all the religions of the world: They struggle with the evil inside a human being (inside every human being). It is impossible to expel evil from the world in its entirety, but it is possible to constrict it within each person.
And since that time I have come to understand the falsehood of all the revolutions in history: They destroy only those carriers of evil contemporary with them (and also fail, out of haste, to discriminate the carriers of good as well). And they take to themselves as their heritage the actual evil itself, still magnified more.”
(Quote from Solzhenitsyn’s, The Gulag Archipelago).
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